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Past Shows

Sat. September 8th 2018
@  SKOOKUM Festival Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Current Swell, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Florence + The Machine, Bahamas
Thu. July 16th 2015
@  Pemberton Festival Site Pemberton BC (All Ages)
Pemberton Music Festival Jack U, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J.Cole, Tiesto, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliott, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, The String Cheese Incident (2 nights), Bassnecter, Passion Pit, M.I.A., Billy Talent, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sam Roberts Band, The Decemberists, The War on Drugs, Chromeo, DADA LIFE, Portugal. The Man, R.L. Grime, Duke Dumont,
Wed. July 30th 2014
Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC (No Minors)
The War on Drugs (2nd Night), With Guests
Sat. March 29th 2014
The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC (No Minors)
The War on Drugs, White Laces
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The War on Drugs

from Philadelphia Pennsylvania
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Unknown - Confirmed: Jan. 15, 2012 (Awaiting Update)
Band member Adam Granduciel (born Adam Granofsky in Dover, Massachusetts) moved from Oakland, California to Philadelphia in 2003, where he met Kurt Vile and began playing music with him. They began playing as The War on Drugs in 2005, and self-released a demo EP. While Vile and Granduciel formed the backbone of the band, they had a number of accompanists early in the group's career, before finally settling on a lineup that added Charlie Hall as drummer/organist, Kyle Lloyd as drummer and Dave Hartley on bass. Granduciel had previously toured and recorded with The Capitol Years, and Vile has several solo albums. The group gave away its Barrel of Batteries EP for free early in 2008. Their debut LP for Secretly Canadian, Wagonwheel Blues, was released in 2008.

Reviewers of the band's music make note of its Americana overtones. The group's sound has been described as influenced by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and My Bloody Valentine.

The lineup underwent several changes, and by the end of 2008, Kurt Vile, Charlie Hall, and Kyle Lloyd had all exited the group. At that time Granduciel and Hartley were joined by drummer Mike Zanghi. After Zanghi's exit in 2010, Steven Urgo took over drum duties and Robbie Bennett joined on keys.
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Current Lineup

Adam Granduciel
David Hartley
Steven Urgo
Robbie Bennett


"Come to the City" (Official Video)
In this video: The War on Drugs
Posted: Dec. 25, 2013 via
"Baby Missiles" (Official Video)
In this video: The War on Drugs
Posted: Dec. 25, 2013 via
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Jan. 15, 2012